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WORTHINGTON -- Long touted as a hotbed for renewable energy enterprise, a company specializing in wind turbine repair will soon be calling be Worthington home. Wind Energy Services, which currently has wind energy service and repair operations in Independence, Kan., and Sweetwater, Texas, has issued a press release announcing the opening of its third strategically located operation -- in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Scholtes Auto World may be on a list of 789 dealerships Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate, but owners of the Worthington business said Thursday they aren't going anywhere. "We will be in Worthington, regardless of what happens," said dealership co-owner Tim Scholtes, a few hours after a Chrysler list of dealerships slated for elimination was made public.
WORTHINGTON -- Scholtes Auto World may be on a list of 789 dealerships Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate, but owners the Worthington business said Thursday that they aren't going anywhere. "We will be in Worthington, regardless of what happens," said dealership co-owner Tim Scholtes, a few hours after a Chrysler list of dealerships slated for elimination was made public.
WORTHINGTON -- Golden Horizons opened in Worthington in July 2004, and Lowell Hay and his wife, Dorothy, were some of the facility's first residents. Hay now lives alone -- his wife, who suffers from dementia, has resided at Crossroads Care Center for about two years -- but has continued to maintain an upbeat outlook on life despite legs and back pain that limit his mobility and keep him using a walker. "You go as far as you can and do what you can, and be satisfied," Hay said simply.
CURRIE -- A man with an extensive knowledge of railroads has come to work at the right place. Gene Short began his duties April 16 as the director of End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum, taking over following the spring retirement of Louise Gervais. He's been living nearby on a seasonal basis for the last few years, and currently living here five days a week in his camper. "I'm from Belview -- that's 56 and three-tenths miles north of here," Short said with a laugh.
WORTHINGTON -- Former Minnesota House Minority Leader Matt Entenza announced his bid for governor Thursday morning, returning to his high school alma mater to make his announcement alongside former teachers, as well as family and friends. Entenza, a Democrat who now lives in St. Paul, served in the Minnesota Legislature for 12 years, and later founded Minnesota 2020, a non-partisan think tank that studies state public policy issues.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council, concurring with a recommendation made last week by its Planning Commission, gave unanimous approval Monday night, to a special use permit that will enable Worthington Area Language Academy (WALA) to move to the MC Fitness facility. WALA, which will be in its new home in time for the start of the 2009-2010 school year, will utilize the front portion of the facility for educational purposes.
DUNDEE -- Sandy Forbes was a long way from home Wednesday afternoon, yet his whereabout had a familiarity to it. Forbes, of Dundee, Scotland, visited the Nobles County community of Dundee to meet its mayor and local residents and came bearing gifts from his city of approximately 141,000. "We're famous for three Js -- jute, jam and journalism," said Forbes, whose gifts reflected that notoriety. Jute, a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads, is used to make bags, and Forbes brought one to his new southwest Minnesota friends. "Jute is brought in raw fr